Definitions of softness
  1. noun
    the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
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    the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
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    compressibility, sponginess, squeezability
    the property of being able to occupy less space
    downiness, featheriness, fluffiness
    a light softness
    flabbiness, flaccidity, limpness
    a flabby softness
    mushiness, pulpiness
    a mushy pulpy softness
    type of:
    body, consistence, consistency, eubstance
    the property of holding together and retaining its shape
  2. noun
    the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing
    “the climate had the softness of the south of France”
    synonyms: balminess
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    clemency, mildness
    good weather with comfortable temperatures
  3. noun
    a state of declining economic condition
    “orders have recently picked up after a period of extreme softness
    “he attributes the disappointing results to softness in the economy”
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    economic condition
    the condition of the economy
  4. noun
    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    “and in softness almost beyond hearing”
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    intensity, loudness, volume
    the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    barely audible
    decrescendo, diminuendo
    (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
    pianissimo, piano
    (music) low loudness
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    sound property
    an attribute of sound
  5. noun
    a visual property that is subdued and free from brilliance or glare
    “the softness of the morning sky”
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    visual property
    an attribute of vision
  6. noun
    the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    synonyms: blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness, indistinctness
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    distinctness, sharpness
    the quality of being sharp and clear
    dimness, faintness
    the quality of being dim or lacking contrast
    indistinctness of shape or character
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    opacity, opaqueness
    the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
  7. noun
    acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
    “suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby”
    synonyms: gentleness, mildness
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    manner, personal manner
    a way of acting or behaving
  8. noun
    a disposition to be lenient in judging others
    softness is not something permitted of good leaders”
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    indulgence, lenience, leniency
    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
  9. noun
    the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
    synonyms: effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness
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    loss of power and masculinity
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    femininity, muliebrity
    the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women
  10. noun
    poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    synonyms: unfitness
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    fitness, physical fitness
    good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
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    debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    disability, disablement, handicap, impairment
    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    bandy leg, bandyleg, bow leg, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara
    a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
    absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
    an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
    asthenia, astheny
    an abnormal loss of strength
    cachexia, cachexy, wasting
    any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
    disability of walking
    a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
    inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
    a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
    hearing disorder, hearing impairment
    impairment of the sense of hearing
    impairment of the sense of smell
    vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment
    impairment of the sense of sight
    descensus, prolapse, prolapsus
    the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    hypesthesia, hypoesthesia
    impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
    genu valgum, knock-knee, tibia valga
    an inward slant of the thigh
    pigeon toes
    disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee
    bandy legs, bow leg, bow legs
    outward curvature of the legs
    a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
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    health problem, ill health, unhealthiness
    a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
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